An 11-year-old boy has died after he became stuck in a lift and allegedly being dropped down the shaft by a security guard who was trying to save him.

The accident took place in an apartment block in the Colombian capital of Kennedy after Brahaman Jhusep Guevara Pabon and another child had entered the lift.

Local media have reported the lift became stuck between the seventh and eights floors.

A security guard who works in the building reportedly went to help the children and managed to save the first child.

However, Brahaman’s mother Luz Marina Pabon claims that when the security guard went to lift her son to safety he dropped the child, who fell down the shaft.

“The lift was in the middle of the seventh and the eighth floor and the guard did not know what to do,” she said.

“He opened the door and used his left hand to hold it and the other to hold the boy.

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“He could not grab my son well and he let him fall.

“He fell and the impact was so strong that his organs were all damaged.”

Brahaman was taken to hospital but doctors could not save his life.